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All Eyes on Cuba As Castro's Remains Travel Through the Island

Amid "Viva Fidel!" chants, a convoy escorting former Cuban president Fidel Castro's ashes began its journey across Cuba this Wednesday. The four-day trip will end in Santiago de Cuba, where his funeral will be held Sunday. The revolutionary leader who brought communism to his island nation in 1959 died Nov. 25 at the age 90 years old. As the world watches Cuba's next moves, Link TV revisits some of the cultural, economic, and political stories that have shaped the country through the Castro era. 

 

A man sells toffee coconuts in a street of Havana

FOOD
Cuba's Move Towards Organic Production, A Lesson to be Learned?
Cuba is in a period of profound change, which is impacting all aspects of life — including the food system.

LATIN PULSE
A Look at Cuba's Economy
Dan Hellinger of Webster University gives us his insights on the politics and economics of this country.

San Lazaro Celebration

LATIN PULSE
Cuba's Favorite Religious Celebration
Although the celebration has Christian roots, the feast day of San Lazaro has ties to Santeria.

LINK VOICES
TIMELINE: The Unintended Harvest of U.S. Intervention in Latin America
A timeline of major events in history that have impacted the Latino presence in the U.S., including key U.S. interventions in Cuba.

Barack Obama and Raul Castro

LATIN PULSE
What A New U.S. President Could Mean for Cuba
This special edition of Latin Pulse offered Cuba's perspective on the presidential elections in the U.S.

CHINESE RESTAURANTS
Cuba
In Havana's Chinatown, the Lung Kong is a charitable clan association run by Alejandro Chiu. The association also runs a home for Chinese elderly and supports itself by operating a Chinese restaurant on the side.

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in Cuba

ARTBOUND
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in Cuba
In a rapidly changing Cuba, cultural exchanges, are bridging schisms that divide countries.

THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS
Global Focus VII
Cuba has shifted from chemical dependence to organic practices of sustainable farming, thanks to Humberto Ríos Labrada, a visionary scientist, and his collaboration with farmers to increase crop diversity.

Cuba

HOT CITIES
Surviving The Storm
“Hot Cities” goes to Cuba to explore the country's effective early hurricane warning system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top image: With the Hotel Nacional rising in the background, thousands of people line the famous Malecon seaside boulevard waiting to pay their respects to former Cuban President Fidel Castro as his remains are transported across the island November 30, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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